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Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp

Serengeti & the North

Rating: Mid-range    

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp overview

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp is in the Serengeti within easy reach of the prime wildlife regions of this famous park.

Scenically located in a glade guarded by 3 million year old granite towers, Mbuzi Mawe (meaning klipspringer – a small antelope) makes maximum use of its unique wilderness location. There are al fresco breakfasts, safari lunches, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and dance displays by the Ikoma people. There are daily game drives and you can take walks along nature trails.

The camp has 16 spacious tents each with 24-hour electricity, constant hot water, ensuite bathroom, shower and flush toilet. There are two double four-poster beds and you have a verandah with safari chairs and sun loungers to relax on during siesta time.

The dining room has an outdoor terrace and there is a separate bar. There is a fire pit and a nearby barbecue area for outdoor meals and sundowners.

This is a good quality permanent tented camp run by Serena Hotels.


Location: The camp is in the Serengeti just north-east of the central area of Seronera. It is about 8-10 hours drive from Arusha. You can also arrive here by light plane.

Rooms: There are 16 tents all well-appointed with 2 queen-size beds and en-suite bathroom. The rooms all have 24 hr lighting and hot water.

Activities: Day game drives will be the main feature of your stay here, but that is not all you have to look forward to. You can also take bush walks, enjoy breakfasts and lunches out in the bush, and sit by the campfire enjoying drinks knowing you’re in the midst of this amazing wildlife park.

Facilities: There is a gift shop, and a central public area with dining and lounge area and a fire pit.

Dining: There is a dining tent with an outdoor terrace.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: Wifi is available. Mobile signals will be more miss than hit!

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client reviews

Ros Oliver

"Another fantastic setting, excellent food and the dance displays a bonus. Being part of the Serena hotel chain, I think affected the attitude of the staff in a negative sense. The main downside to the experience was 70 dollars (2 notes) going missing from our money in the general office safe. We did complain but denials all round and the suggestion that we had miscounted the money. Also we were in a rush to get away as our guide was waiting and initially we couldn't be certain of the loss although later we were."

E Warren
"A great camp, really enjoyed ourselves."
Fiona McNeill
"Friendly staff, beautiful tents, very unique position and had buffaloes outside tent in the night. "
Julie Croucher, Tribes
"I really liked this camp - in complete contrast to the other Serena property in the area, it feels small and friendly, the rooms are well spaced out with huge kopjes between them so have a feeling of space and privacy.  The tented rooms are comfy and well furnished.  The location is great all year."

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